Watch the Newest Version of the 'Jetson One' Personal Jet Phenomenon in Action

The newest Jetson One took to the sky during a unique event held in Tuscany 7 photos
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Tuscany, Italy, is known to be one of the most beautiful tourist destinations for those who love breathtaking natural landscapes; if you mix that with a futuristic flight demonstration performed by some of the coolest flying cars available on the market, you get a truly amazing experience.
"I'm a huge fan of Science Fiction," said Tomasz Patan in the latest Jetson video, and the Jetson One does seem the embodiment of a Sci-Fi dream. The video gave us a glimpse into the recent Jetson event that took place in Tuscany, during which the newest-generation Jetson One aircraft took to the sky; more than that, it was the first demonstration of two Jetson One aircraft flying in formation. The ones who were lucky to attend the event in person (and these were people from literally all over the world) got to hear firsthand about the latest modifications to the Jetson One.

Founders Tomasz Patan and Peter Ternstrom continue to improve this all-electric personal aircraft together with the Jetson team. The company grew extremely fast. Founded in 2017, it introduced the proof of concept one year later and started taking pre-orders for the electric aircraft just a few years later. The Jetson One sold like hotcakes despite the steep pricing, currently at $128,000, and the $8,000 downpayment.

What makes this electric aircraft irresistible is that it literally makes flying accessible to most. It doesn't require a pilot's license in the US, and it's designed to be extremely easy to fly. It's also a one-seater, which makes it a rarity among eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing) and flying cars. As Patan describes it, piloting the Jetson One feels almost like driving a car but doing it up in the sky.

The Jetson One is compatible with a maximum pilot weight of 210 lbs (95 kg) and is designed to fly for approximately 20 minutes at a time. Its top speed is software-limited to 63 kph (102 kph). It combines a race car-inspired, all-aluminum frame with a redundant battery propulsion system and a high-power electric brushless motor. Safety-wise, some of the highlights include a Lidar sensor-driven auto-landing system, hands-free hover, and a rapid-deployment ballistic parachute.

Co-founded by Swedish engineers, Jetson was initially headquartered in Poland. Later on, the R&D and production facility was moved to Arezzo, Tuscany, where it continues to operate today. It also includes an 800-meter (2,620 feet) airstrip, and the company had recently secured certification from the Italian authorities to perform flight tests there.

Jetson also plans to expand to the US this year, which makes sense considering that a big chunk of the existing pre-orders came from customers all across America. Right now, the entire 2024 and 2025 production is sold out.

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